One thing I know is this: if you get a chance to leap for a brass ring, even if you're absolutely certain that everyone else is in a better position to make the jump and has longer legs than you do besides, take the leap anyway.
Hi! How are you? Need some good distractions? I thought I'd list my favorite generally-positive Instagram accounts for y'all this week. So, in no particular order, here are some folks you can follow when you need some cuteness or something happy to read: @the_happy_broadcast: News that offers hope and optimism about both current events and … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: March 30, 2020
Well, that didn't go as planned, but what ever does?
Mary Poppins Returns, and dubious morality
Today, I just wanted to drop a few positive things here, and I invite you to do the same! What's made you smile lately? My list: -Season 3 of Queer Eye -- seriously, go watch it! It's such a feel-good show in an era of pettiness, manufactured outrage, and toxicity. (Also, you need to see … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: March 18, 2019
Whatcha reading these days?
I thought I might do a quarterly-ish post on what we're all reading or looking forward to reading soon. I read across genres and am always up for suggestions! [Fantasy] I've recently finished the Kingfountain series and the Muirwood novels (all by Jeff Wheeler). He has a fan in me! If you like Brent Weeks … Continue reading What are You Reading?
I had to will my jaw to un-clench when I read that the AP reported that Hillary Clinton has "clinched" the Democratic nomination. Never mind that many of her superdelegates pledged their support to her before Sanders was serious competition. Never mind that all of them are free to vote for whomever they wish (they … Continue reading Clinching (or not) and Clenching
My favorite musical? Even easier to answer than my favorite Shakespeare play (Much Ado About Nothing). Les Miserables. Specific performance? The 10th Anniversary Dream Cast, of course. Philip Quast? Michael Ball? Colm Wilkinson?? Yes, please and thank you!! I have two "watching Les Mis" modes: the one where I sing with gusto (even the songs … Continue reading Les Mis for Life
Another BTVS quote (bonus points if you know which episode it was): Willow: It does appear to be mocking you with its eye holes. Oz: And yet its nose hole seems sad and full of self-loathing. Some days, this empty space seems to be mocking me. I haven't figured out what direction this blog might … Continue reading It Does Seem to be Mocking You